The Boulder Public Library is kicking off One Book One Boulder 2023 featuring, “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams. Get started by reading the book, joining a book circle to discuss with your friends and neighbors, or attending one of the many programs.
This year’s One Book topic came from community feedback after the 2021 series. Over 300 people surveyed selected cultivating joy as the focus for this year’s One Book One Boulder. Library Director David Farnan said, “This year’s One Book selection could not be more fitting. After several years of generational turmoil, we hope that this is an opportunity for the community to step back and look to the future for ways to cultivate joy in our own lives.”
The program runs from Feb. 23 to April 30 and has opportunities for everyone to get involved.
- Join a book circle to discuss the book with friends and neighbors.
- Read the book on your own.
- Attend the kickoff event on Feb. 23 and enjoy the film screening of “Mission: Joy” at Meadows Branch Library.
- Attend a program, including the final author talk on April 27.
The book is available in Spanish. Kids can also get involved by reading the children’s book “The Little Book of Joy”.
A “One Book” program seeks to bring the community together through reading and discussing a single book. The American Library Association refers to the program as a way to, “create a shared experience of reading among a wide spectrum of people.”
For more information about getting involved and attending programs visit, boulderlibrary.org/one-book. If you have questions you can call 303-441-3100.